Looking for a hands-on activity to do with older kiddos? Check out these escape rooms in Singapore, where you can uncover clues and solve riddles as a family!
Wondering how to spend quality time with the kids? Why not consider an escape room game for the whole family? Designed with a theme in mind, escape room games are incredibly immersive with detailed storylines that make you feel like you’re a movie character. But these games aren’t just pure fun; in fact, you’ll have to pool together your critical thinking skills to pick out clues that will help you progress forward and find the exit! Want to find a suitable escape room in Singapore for the family? We’ve narrowed down a few great choices and even indicated the age restrictions and prices. It’s best to check that the theme of your escape room of choice is age-appropriate before you start the adventure (some escape room themes are murder mysteries while some special effects may be scary for sensitive kids).
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Tucked away at Gedung Kuning, there are five immersive escape room games on offer here. Each one focuses on historical Singaporean figures and themes such as the naval battle of Changi, Sang Nila Utama, Leftenan Adnan and more. Expect loads of special effects in these immersive games, which can be played in one of 22 chambers, featuring hundreds of gadgets and props.
Age restrictions: Children aged 12 and above can play in this escape room on their own. Those younger than 12 must be accompanied by one paying adult (the Sisters Island escape room game is open to kids aged 14 and above).
Escape room prices: From $34.90. Students get $14 off before 5:30pm on weekdays! Just use promo code “student” when you book online.
Amazing Chambers, 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198497, Tel: (+65) 6906 2371, www.gedungkuning.sg/amazingchambers
Captivate Escape Rooms
This escape room at Orchard is a hit thanks to its eight, logical, solvable games. Come dressed for maximum comfort and work your way through various puzzles – solve a murder in the CSI escape room game (best for adults/teens due to the theme), capture fantastic beasts, help Gretel reclaim her phone from the dreaded witch and save your colleagues from an alien invasion aboard a spaceship. And while all the clues aren’t too difficult to solve, there’s a friendly game master on hand if you need a little help. Captivate Escape Rooms also offers birthday party packages for little detectives.
Age restrictions: Kids aged 6 and above are welcome, but will require at least one adult for supervision.
Escape room price: From $23 per person.
Captivate Escape Rooms, 190 Clemenceau Avenue, #06-28, Singapore Shopping Centre, Orchard, Singapore 239924, www.captivateescaperooms.com
The Escape Artist
One of the first escape rooms in Singapore, The Escape Artist is affordable and lots of fun. There are three escape room games at its Harbourfront Centre outlet, where you’re the main character tasked to save yourself from a shady detention centre (Gatecrash), find your missing team and escape from the trap that’s been set for you (Night Before the Storm) or solve a decades-old murder with a little help from the past (Unknown Signal – best for adults/teens due to the theme). Prefer a little VR action? The Escape Artist also has two virtual room escape games to choose from. Some of the escape rooms may require crawling or climbing, so be sure to enquire about those requirements before booking if you have mobility issues. The team here often stages mass escape room events around the island – details on their social media pages.
Age restrictions: 13 and above or 7 and up with a paying adult.
Escape room price: from $24 per person.
The Escape Artist, 1 Maritime Square, HarbourFront Centre, #03-15, Singapore 099253, Tel: (+65) 6988 9467, www.theescapeartist.sg
Escape Room Singapore
Want an intimate escape room game or something for your next team building event? Escape Room Singapore can customise something to suit your needs. Choose from 12 different escape storylines and let the team know where you’d like to host your escape room game; they can also provide party food and drinks, sound systems and all the equipment you’ll need. The escape game facilitators are professional trained and prices are wallet-friendly, too. Escape Room Singapore also has virtual escape room offerings.
Age restrictions: 10 and up. Escape Room Singapore can also customise an escape room game if you have a special request.
Escape room price: from $22 per person.
Escape Room Singapore,
One of the most popular escape rooms in Singapore, Xcape boasts 10 game themes and 52 game chambers, and has served more than 900,000 players to date. Each room is carefully curated and the surrounding environments really help you get in character. There’s a time limit attached to each escape room game, and you’ll get to dress up, too, which helps you get in character and keeps you physically inside the story – some of the props are interactive and help with removing obstacles! Escape room themes include a zombie-filled Busan Express experience, murder mystery Home Sweet Home, the Harry Potter-inspired Azkaban and much more.
Age restrictions: 12 years old or above although some escape games are only open to those aged 14 and above. Those below age 12 must be accompanied by one paying adult.
Escape room prices: $24 per person (60 mins); $29 per person (75 mins); $34 per person (90 mins); $30 per person (60 mins, weekends, PH & after 6pm); $35 per person (75 mins, weekends, PH & after 6pm); $40 per person (90 mins, weekends, PH & after 6pm).
Xcape Singapore, 161 Rochor Road, Bugis Village (Ground Floor), Singapore 188436, Tel: (+65) 6908 1918, www.xcape.sg
These bear-inspired escape rooms in Orchard are suitable for anywhere between three and eight players, and there are five games to choose from – two are virtual reality escape room games! Defuse the nuclear bomb and save the day in Bears of Justice, escape a video game in Bearcraft Dreamworld and solve a missing person case in Beary Potter and the Secret Doors.
Age restrictions: Children aged 13 years and up or 7 years with a paying adult above 21 years old. For virtual reality escape room games, children must be aged 17 and above, or 13 with one paying adult.
Escape room prices: $22 per person (weekdays); $25 per person (weekends and P.H.); $24 per person (weekdays, virtual reality escape game); $30 per person (weekends and PH, virtual reality escape game)
Lockdown, 277 Orchard Road, #02-02, Singapore 238858, Tel: (+65) 6677 8478, www.lockdown.sg
This high-tech escape room in Singapore boasts a top-rated, hour-long experience filled with challenging puzzles, each holding a vital clue that’ll help you escape. Patrons rave about the level of immersion in the gameplay, and there are five unique escape room games to choose from. If you’re new to the entire experience, opt for the beginner-level Alcatraz or challenge yourself with the latest room, Mausoleum, where you’ll need to find your way out of Emperor Qin’s mausoleum. The game rooms can take groups of 12, and require plenty of creative and critical thinking, and even arithmetical skills, to escape.
Age restrictions: 13 and up. Call ahead to enquire about younger children.
SG Virtual Escape Room (JNR Entertainment)
Still iffy about crowds? Log on to this virtual escape room in Singapore for a little online fun! This online escape room game has a range of highly interactive clues and tools, and more than 10 rooms to explore in a single game – choose from eight different themes! Work with a group of friends, or sign up for solo game time for some seriously mind-blowing activities, authentic unlocking padlock mechanisms and much more! Each game has a friendly facilitator, and you can also request prizes for winners.
Age restrictions: 14 and up. Contact the team directly to customise an escape room in Singapore for younger children.
Escape room prices: $34 per person; $20 per pax (groups of 10 or more); $25 per pax (groups of 2 to 9).
SG Virtual Escape Room, Tel: (+65) 6100 0567, www.sgescaperoom.com
Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC)
It’s no secret that the Singapore Discovery Centre is one of our favourite hangouts, simply because it’s a great space to learn more about Singapore’s past, present and future. But SDC is also home to one of the largest escape room experiences in Singapore – the Black Lake Facility has 13 rooms and four story chapters that promise nothing but excitement. You’ll get to crawl through tight spaces, find concealed doors, use your wits to solve clues and unravel the mysteries behind each chapter. Looking for a fun team bonding activity with your colleagues? There’s also a virtual escape room at SDC that’s suitable for corporate bookings and takes you through pivotal moments in Singapore’s history.
Age restrictions: 12 and up. Players below age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Escape room prices: $24 (children); $30 (adults)
Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365, www.sdc.com.sg/black-lake-facility
The Tiara Society
Potterheads will adore this escape room in Singapore, which is entirely inspired by the Boy Who Lived. The two-hour adventure will see little ones ploughing through dark dungeons and a medieval castle in some very immersive gameplay. Expect familiar storylines from the books/movies as kids admire the magic and solve clues. Bring your own socks though, and remember, it’s Levi-O-sa, not Levio-SAR!
Age restrictions: 10 and up
Escape room prices: $175 for 5 pax; $350 for 10 pax
The Tiara Society, 902 East Coast Parkway, #02-02, Singapore 449874, Tel: (+65) 8462 7763, www.thetiarasociety.com/escape-room
One of the largest escape rooms in Singapore, Trapped has eight escape room games to choose from. Each room can accommodate players of all levels, and each escape room game has its own movie title and storyline – think Jigsaw, 28 Days of Night, A Quiet Place and more. There are more than 50 escape room props with awesome animatronics (some of the zombie and corpse props even move!). The escape rooms are also wheelchair-friendly, making it an inclusive space for a good time with friends and family.
Age restrictions: 13 and up. Call ahead to enquire about suitability for younger children.
Escape room price: from $22.90 for 60 minutes. Students can flash their student ID for a $10 discount!
Trapped.SG, 2 Handy Road, #B1-08/09/10, Singapore 229233, Tel: (+65) 6994 3430, www.trapped.sg
Virtual Room Singapore
This virtual reality escape room in Singapore blends the escape room concept with a 3D cinematic experience to remember. Any of the escape room games require a minimum of two players, and you’ll get your own dedicated room where you can talk to each other, walk around and even throw objects. There are various puzzles to solve in each of the four VR escape room games, and each is available in multiple languages. You can buy an escape room game gift voucher if you need a birthday gift idea.
Age restrictions: 10+ and above. Parental guidance is required.
Virtual reality escape room price: $88 for two people (additional $44 for every extra person)
Virtual Room Singapore, 211 New Bridge Road, Basement 3, Lucky Chinatown, Singapore 059432, Tel: (+65) 6966 8060, www.singapore.virtual-room.com
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